6:30pm | $10.00 advance $10.00 day of show
Advance tickets at idreamofdreamhouse.com
BUDDY WAKEFIELD is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, ABC Radio National, HBO's Def Poetry Jam, NPR and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch.
In 2005 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship again and has gone on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in 2000+ venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe's Shoko Festival and Scotland's Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and The Basement in Sydney, Australia.
In the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He still tours full time.
Born in Shreveport, LA, mostly raised in Baytown, TX, now claiming Seattle, WA as home, Buddy has been a busker in Amsterdam, a lumberjack in Norway, a street vendor in Spain, a team leader in Singapore, a re-delivery boy, a candy maker, a street sweeper, a bartender, a maid, a construction worker, a bull rider, a triathlete and a facilitator at Quantum Learning Networks. He loves peanut butter, chopping wood, Vipassana and two specific geese, The Colonel and Mrs. Marple. Wakefield is a writer, the elated son of a guitar repair woman, wingman of Giant Saint Everything, and remembers Kirkwood, NY. Sanborn too.
Buddy, an author at Write Bloody Publishing, a queer activist and an original Board of Directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, is published internationally in dozens of books with work used to win multiple national collegiate debate and forensics competitions. Wakefield, who is not concerned with what poetry is or is not, delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart.
MAIN SQUEEZE Dance Party
Dylan Stark ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!
DJ Slim Jam
Main Squeeze is a celebration for floor movers of all stripes.
9pm | FREE!
There is an emotional awakening that imbues all of Dylan Stark's music. Joyous and beautifully ingenuous, his tropical and immersive creations brim with emotion and celebration. Crafted from huge banks of meticulously collected sounds and samples -- that he seemingly conducts as if conducting an orchestra -- his music is alive, cinematic, intensely layered, infinitely detailed and constantly blurring the line between electronic and organic. Drums are made from recordings of Ghanaian fishermen chanting while bringing boats ashore; Harmonies are created from recordings of women's cheerleading championships or Hawaiian Luaus; The sound of trees growing, ice cracking or an air conditioner running may give a rich warmth and depth to a track.
Dylan says, "I want to create music that is intensely cinematic and extremely detailed and layered. You see musicians limiting what and how they use samples; 'Heartland' is unlimited in a sense, any sound is a possible source of inspiration."
After four years of working tirelessly over thousands of iterations, Dylan sent out a handful of CD demos and one landed on the desk of Mark Shelley at Civil Music. Mark signed him immediately. He says, "It was something special -- to call it a demo doesn't do it justice -- what Dylan sent us was something exceptional. Original, emotional and perfectly considered. What was on that CD is the exact album that Civil is releasing, no changes, reworking or restructuring required. That at 23 years old he's created something this unique and mature is amazing, and that this is the first music he's shared with anyone is just astonishing!"
Since signing with Civil, Dylan has developed his live show and is being represented by the Surefire Agency -- along side such electronic music luminaries as Andy Stott, Ron Morelli, Mala, Kode9, Knxwledge, Mister Saturday Night, Awesome Tapes From Africa and Girl Unit -- signing before playing even a single show, he will debut his live set at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas on 19th March. Also look out for Stark's unique and sometimes unorthodox DJ sets, a regular at clubs in Portland and around the pacific northwest he's taking them on the road too.
When listening to Dylan's music you are immediately immersed in a wild, expressive world of his creation; there is an emotional quality that can't be captured in descriptions or comparisons. He doesn't need a hip, curated Tumblr or a witty Twitter feed to grab your attention, the greatest reason to be a fan of Dylan Stark is the only reason he wants you to consider: the music.
Holocene and Coco B present...
with resident DJs:
9pm | $5.00 day of show
SNAP! Is a monthly party that happens every last Friday of the month at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. This DANCE PARTY is held down by resident DJs Doc Adam and Colin Jones, and hosted by Ms Coco B. The vision behind the party is to offer a slice of nostalgia that will bring booty-shaking, head-nodding and memories of all those awesome middle school dances. SNAP! is proud to have hosted some of the most talented DJs/Producers touring the world currently. Here are some of the great artists that SNAP! has had the pleasure of hosting: Sammy Bananas, Pandemonium Jones, Emynd, Dj Eleven, Evil One, Dj Beyonda, Dj Automaton, The Trashy Trash Djs and more!
Abstract Earth Project presents...
Quantic (45 RPM DJ Set)
9pm | $12.00 advance
Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born Musician, Producer & DJ making Soul, Electronic & Latin Music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Carribean. Currently working from his Sonido del Valle studio base in the highlands of Bogota, Colombia, Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality.
Holland is currently at work on his fourth Quantic record, which will be his fifteenth studio album to date. The album is to feature influences from Ethiopian Jazz to Haitian Compas, Salsa Dura from his Colombian homestead to Detroit techno, with electric sub bass and beat programming, All part of Quantic's trademark sound. Holland records and mixes from his own Sonido del Valle studio where he utilises a range of vintage studio equipment, working as part sound engineer, musician and producer to procure a rich and original sound.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION PRESENTS: DIALOGUE
8:30pm | $5.00 day of show
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) presents DIALOGUE, an evening of performance featuring artists who are currently engaging ideas around identity, identification, and (ill)legitimacy, which includes but is not limited to, questioning and processing race, gender and sexuality. Following the performance will be a talk back and a Q+A.
Enrico D. Wey (NYC, Berlin)
Curated by PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Portland based Physical Education (PE) is comprised of dance and performance artists keyon gaskin, Allie Hankins, Lucy Lee Yim and Takahiro Yamamoto. PE's vision is to offer performance audiences, artists of all mediums, and curious individuals immersive modes through which to engage with dance and performance.
PE acknowledges and scrutinizes the perceived illegibility and messiness of the performing body. PE organizes and hosts READING GROUPS, LECTURES, curated PERFORMANCES, AEROBICS classes, and straight-up sweat-it-out DANCE PARTIES.
PE's motivation is to inspire critical dialogue between individuals of varying mediums or artistic practices (INCLUDING NO ARTISTIC PRACTICE), while deepening their connection to performance and their sense of embodiment.
PE is funded in part by the Precipice Fund, the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
About the performers:
Samiya Bashir's two books of poetry, Gospel and Where the Apple Falls, and two anthologies, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, and Best Black Women's Erotica 2, have brought some people joy, according to them. Her poetry has recently appeared in Poetry Magazine, Poet Lore, World Literature Today, Michigan Quarterly Review, Cascadia Review, Eleven Eleven, The Encyclopedia Project, The Rumpus, here, there and around. She teaches creative writing at Reed College, where she also runs The Poetry Salon and organizes a delicious Visiting Writers Series. Samiya has a magic cat who shares her obsession with trees, blackbirds, and hobo signs.
Sidony O'Neal is a writer [still, yet, often] learning to read. she makes speech acts and text-to-speech performances and objects.
Enrico D. Wey's work has been on view since 2006 as cultivator and
collaborator. He has had the pleasure of working with choreographers Lucy Yim, Milka Djordjevich, Trajal Harrell, Yvonne Meier, and for Ishmael Houston-Jones in his Bessie Award-winning reconstruction of "THEM." He has been a member of Handspring Puppet Company (South Africa) since 2004, puppeteering in Tall Horse, William Kentridge's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse, and originating the lead role of "Joey" on Broadway in the Tony Award-Winning production of War Horse.
Wey also served as a co-curator for the 2012 Movement Research Spring Festival. Other credits include Adam Goldman's acclaimed webseries, The OUTS, and Resident Puppetry Director for the German production of War Horse, Gefaehrten, in Berlin. Past residencies include Dance Theater Workshop's Fresh Tracks and
LMCC's SwingSpace in 2010 and LMCC's Extended Life Dance Program
in 2013 and 2014. Current thought processes include writing and co-directing collaborative film projects with Mexican photographer Manuel Moncayo and an
interactive children's book.
POP + PUPPETRY!
Aaron Chapman of Nurses, in collab with Samala Coffey & Shenanigans Alliance
Yeah Great Fine in collab with Katie McClenahan & Jenelle Weidlich
Solo set by Chelsea Uniqorn of:
Unicorn Domination in collab with Summer Olsson, Emily Newton & Kelly Campbell
Unicorn Domination in collab with Summer Olsson, Emily Newton & Kelly Campbell
8:30pm | $8.00 advance $10.00 day of show
Holocene and local puppetry collective Beady Little Eyes will present POP + PUPPETRY, an interdisciplinary extravaganza for the eyes and ears! 3 puppeteers of diverse styles (just a portion of what will be included: blacklight puppetry, humanettes, and architectural fashion incorporated with puppetry) will be paired with 3 inventive Portland-based pop artists. Aaron Chapman of Nurses will perform new Nurses material as a solo set, Chelsea Uniqorn of Unicorn Domination will do a theremin-heavy set, and Yeah Great Fine will bring the party! Each puppeteer will present an original puppet show created especially for this event and synced to their partner artist's entire set. The results should be dazzling, and help to elevate the experience of both artistic mediums when combined. We'll also be screening puppet films between acts, and offering a DIY shadow puppet station!